South Carolina Field Reports: Mostly Good Week for Harvest

Photo: Jason Sarver, Mississippi State University Extension

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending November 12, 2017.

County Comments

Rusty Skipper, Horry County
Good weather in Horry County has been favorable for farmers harvesting cotton and peanut crops. Most all soybeans have dropped leaves and have started to dry out. Weather permitting, harvesting of soybeans should ramp up next week.  

Matthew Wannamaker, Lexington County 
Much needed rainfall arrived, reducing our abnormally dry conditions. The large majority of cotton and peanuts have been harvested. Soybean harvest is progressing quickly because dry conditions are allowing field access. So far, farmers have reported solid production across the board, with few exceptions.

Zack Snipes, Charleston County 
The cooler weather as of late has helped fall crops. Greens, broccoli, lettuce, and root crops are all coming out of the ground now.

Hugh B. Gray, Allendale County
Several overcast mornings with high humidity somewhat stalled harvesting operations during the week. Colder temperatures slowed drying of the damp air. Wheat planting continued, but acreage is expected to be greatly reduced because of lack of interest and price. Acreage of other small grains is similar. 

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General Comments

According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service in South Carolina, there were 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Sunday, November 12, 2017. Precipitation estimates for the state ranged from 0.3 inches of rain to 2.0 inches. Average high temperatures ranged from the high 50s to the high 60s. Average low temperatures ranged from the mid 40s to the low 50s.



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